Formula One News » F1 2013 β Hamilton: Things would have been different Posted on 24/10/2013
Lewis Hamilton says his 2013 Formula one season could have been very different if Mercedes had of mastered the Pirelli tyres throughout the season.
Speaking to the times of India, Hamilton said “The experience (with Mercedes) has been fantastic. It has been enjoyable; it was a huge step at the end of last year.
“It has given me an opportunity to put my skill and knowledge I gained in the last six with a new team. Our goal is finish second in the Constructors’ Championship and we are working very hard on it.”
“For us it is just the tyres. If we didn’t have issues with the tyres then things would have been different because the car is great on both heavy fuel and light fuel.
“When you have to do 10, 15 or 20 laps and you have 100 per cent of tyre then you have to spend it correctly. And you don’t know how much to use and for what time. That’s the biggest trick. Other cars have a little more down force to look after the rear tyre little bit better so we have to improve the rear end of the car to save the tyre.”